Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse: Dead at 27

This makes me so sad to see such a major young talent blow it all on drugs and booze.
Certain genius singers and musicians, like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and now Amy Winehouse never made it past their 20s.
I was so hoping Amy would live to make another recording as fine as "Back to Black."
But no.
RIP, Amy.


nonnie9999 said...

what a shame that she never found the help she needed. or maybe she did, but she couldn't accept it. i hope she's at peace now.

Cirze said...

I miss her already.

What a talent!

And that voice . . . .

I'd rather be at home with Ray
I ain't got seventeen days
'Cause there's nothing, there's nothing you can teach me
That I can't learn from Mr. Hathaway

Won't you tell him please
To put on some speed
Follow my lead
Oh, how i need
Someone to watch over me

Matthew Hubbard said...

A lot of great songs left behind. Sorry she couldn't find a way to survive.

Lulu Maude said...

Addiction is one heartbreaker, and 27 seems to be a terminal age for some of our best young talent, past and present.


Lulu Maude said...

p.s. a day later... went to a site that superimposed the lyrics of "Back to Black" over a performance of it... reads like a "reason" to dive into addiction. Everything else a respite from pain, a distraction. Then when things go wrong, as they will, diving right back into the wreck.

Her use of "black" was pretty interesting.

Distributorcap said...

so so sad
so so talented.....

Lulu Maude said...

p.s. Did you see the piece on Rick Perry's grades on the Huff Po?

Karen Zipdrive said...

I'm very pleased that the world is still reacting to Amy's death with such compassion and sympathy.
It's soothing to know that her death prompted new or renewed interest in her amazing musical abilities.
She was bigger than any of us would have imagined. I miss her.